Police, May 29, 2014

County Sheriff

– James Hale, Taylor Road, Negley, reported at 8:24 p.m. Monday he and his wife argued about how the house was being stained. His wife was “passed out” in the unfinished bedroom loft when deputies arrived.

– Kay Pitts, McCaig Road, Hanoverton, reported at 6:07 p.m. Monday there was a domestic dispute between her and her husband, Mexico Pitts. He reportedly ran into the woods when the sheriff’s car pulled up to the home. Kay Pitts and her daughter, Kayla Baker, reported he threatened to hit both of them with a shovel and got angry when his dog was kicked when Baker was trying to get the dog to stop going after the chickens. Baker also reported Mexico slapped her in the arm when he was attempting to hit a chicken.

– Sue Kemp, Orange Street, Beloit, reported at 7:41 p.m. Monday her husband, Joe Kemp, and the next door neighbor, Larry Armbruster, argued earlier in the evening. Armbruster had reportedly yelled at her grandson for going into his yard to retrieve a football, which led to a screaming match between the two men. Threats were reportedly made by both.

– Claudia Bartley, Ellsworth Avenue, Minerva, reported at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday her husband texted her non-stop for the past several days and she has a protection order. In some of the texts he made threats against himself. He was taken for medical evaluation and Bartley decided not to pursue charges.

– Barbie Hostetter, Kirk Road, Columbiana, reported at 5:59 p.m. Tuesday on Monday her stepdaughter and her friend egged Hostetter’s vehicles. There was no damage found.

– Louis Quinn, Teegarden Road, Salem, reported at 6:36 p.m. Tuesday someone broke into his home, possibly while he was mowing his field. He was missing a Belgium Browning High Power 9mm handgun with pearl grips and three 14-round magazines; a Ruger 1022 rifle; a 52-piece gun cleaning kit; bullets to four different caliber of guns; three channel lock pliers; two vise grip pliers; a welding helmet with gloves; about $171 in change; a change counter and an undetermined amount of Canadian proof coins.

Highway Patrol

– Jewel M. Elliott-Deiger, 62, High Street, Leetonia, was northbound on state Route 11 in Elkrun Township at Midnight Wednesday and hit a deer.

– Marissa Katherine Ruff, 20, Alliance, was northbound on Lowmiller Road in West Township at 4:15 p.m. Monday and went off the left side into a tree. She was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital by Stat MedEvac with minor injuries.

– Amanda L. Higbee, 33, Esterly Drive, Leetonia, was eastbound on state Route 164 and hit a deer.

– Barbara C. Maroscher, 78, Salem Grange Road, Salem, was westbound on Salem Grange Road in Salem Township at 6 p.m. Friday and Joshua J. Slagel, 20, Seacrist Road, Salem, was eastbound on Salem Grange Road and they side-swiped one another.


– Police went to Rite Aid on state Route 45 at 11:23 a.m. Sunday for a man who was requesting a medical unit. The man told police he was having shortness of breath and suicidal thoughts. KLG ambulance was called and took him to SRMC.

– Police went to the area of state Route 30 for a report of a reckless driver at 1:59 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle was not found.

– Police went to Sherman Street at 6:38 p.m. Monday for a report of a reckless driver. The vehicle was found parked at a nearby home but the driver was not inside.

– Christie Stacey, Maple Street Extension reported at 7 p.m. Tuesday the Baxter twins who are on house arrest were out riding their bicycles near her home telling her 8-year-old daughter they were going to punch her in the face and called her brother a derogatory name.

– Police responded to a burglar alarm at the sub station on Pritchard Avenue at 7:16 p.m. Tuesday. The key holder was notified and came to the scene.

– Police responded to the Motorcycle Dream Shop at 10:17 p.m. Friday after a neighbor reported a noise complaint. The owner and several other people were told to keep the noise down. The group told police they would, but that the noise was coming from Night Court and not the business.

– Police went to Play Town on Cedar Street at 6 p.m. Friday for a report of a man and woman acting inappropriately. Police told them to quit it or they would have to lave.

– Kay Martin, state Route 154, reported at 5:42 p.m. Friday someone was driving recklessly along Route 45. Police followed the car to the driver’s home at Applegrove Apartments and saw no traffic violations and no evidence of any impairment.

– Someone reported at 4 p.m. Friday kids were throwing rocks in the street behind the Motorcycle Dream shop. Police checked but did not find any kids there.

– Police responded to an alarm drop at Carter Lumber on East Lincoln Way at 2:11 a.m. Tuesday. Nothing was found to be out of order and the keyholder was notified.


– Police told a Pittsburgh Street resident to turn their music down after receiving a complaint at 1 a.m. Tuesday.

– James C. Craig II of East Liverpool was arrested on a warrant through St. Clair Township at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.

– Roger Crowell, Leetonia, was westbound on state Route 14 at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Kenneth Wire, New Springfield, was stopped at the Springfield Road intersection and attempting to cross state Route 14 onto Heck Road and failed to yield to traffic and struck Crowell. Wire was cited for stop sign.

– A woman reported at 5:24 p.m. Tuesday a black vehicle was parked facing the wrong direction on Juniper. A parking citation was issued.

-A McDonald’s employee reported at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday four teens came through the drive-through with a Sparkle buggy. Police checked the area and did not see them.

– A man reported at 6 p.m. Tuesday some type of wire was down on East Friend Street hanging over the sidewalk and roadway. Police stood by until the electric crew was on scene.

– A woman reported at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday a woman was dancing in the Family Drug parking lot.

– Police found a phone line down near a North West home at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

– A man reported at 8 p.m. Tuesday a black man was going door to door on Royal Birkdale Drive. Police found the man who said that 15 people were going door-to-door and were going to be picked up by a van. The man was told to tell the group to stop soliciting without permits, at which point the man provided a permit.

East Liverpool

– Police charged Mike L. Dennis, 32, Lincoln Avenue, with theft after a resident reported seeing a man run from a residence and grab a package that had been left at an Almont Street house where no one lived.

– Officers responded to Beechwood Street Wednesday morning for a report by Shannon M. Chappelear, 36, that Andy L. Husk, 30, same address, had grabbed his gun as though he was going to use it during a domestic situation. The incident took place in front of the couple’s two children, who were placed in the temporary custody of Husk’s brother, with a report sent to Children’s Services. Husk was charged with domestic violence.

Liverpool Township

– Gregory Dray reported several items taken from a house he owns on Elson Street, including jewelry, a collector’s Batman costume and props, various vintage Batman and Superman comic books, a Smith and Wesson .357 firearm, and about $1,200 in old bills, some dating to the 1950s.

– Roger L. Hamilton, Shadyside Avenue, reported a rear window ripped out of a garage with a number of valuables untouched inside but a gas dock emptied.

– Karen Trotter, Hill Boul-evard, reported two black rocking chairs with red cush-ions stolen from her porch.

– Mahala Pethtel, Shadyside Avenue, reported a television and costume jewelry missing from her home.


– Police were called at 1:46 p.m. May 26 to a lot at 204 Broadway for the theft of a basketball backboard and hoop from a pole outside the residence of Dean Smith.

– David Ulbright reported at 12:30 p.m. May 25 his 1987 Dodge Dakota was parked in front of the library on Main while he was at church when someone wrote on it in permanent marker.


– A man on Jennings Avenue, name not provided, reported at 11:34 a.m. Wednesday that he was recently scammed by a credit card company or subcontractor of the card. Employment was offered with him purchasing items and sending them overseas. He was credited the amounts and later the amounts went back onto his card, leaving him with a large debt. A report was needed by his credit card company to help the fraud department look into it. He was also told to contact his attorney.

– Circle K East, 1125 E. State St., reported Wednesday that sometime overnight someone spray painted the east side of the building with blue paint.

– A man in the 700 block of East Fifth Street reported at 4:19 a.m. Wednesday that it sounded like someone was attempting to force entry into his nearby residence. Officers found the door to have been forced open and made numerous attempts to make contact but were unsuccessful. They checked the residence and found a resident sleeping who advised he caused the damage to the door. No names were provided.

– Police responded to the corner of Hawley Avenue and East Third Street at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday for a man laying on the ground possibly intoxicated. Michael Wade, 43, of 925 E. Fifth St., was cited for public intoxication and a cab was called to take him home.

– Police responded to the 500 block of East Pershing Street at 10 p.m. Tuesday for a report of four people on the roof of a building. Officers found the people who admitted to being on the roof. They were told if they return, they’ll be charged with criminal trespass. No names were provided.

– A woman on South Lincoln reported at 9:11 p.m. Tuesday her daughter was sending harassing text messages to her. An officer left a voicemail message telling the daughter to quit it. No names were provided.

– Police were called at 8:38 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a report of an irate person driving aggressively in a driveway. A man said his neighbor was yelling and sped out of the drive. An officer responded after the neighbor returned home and he denied driving aggressively and said it was someone else. No names were provided.

– Ashlee M. Dustman, 18, Misty Morning Lane, Beloit, was charged with theft after police were called at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday to Walmart. Dustman, a cashier, allegedly activated gift cards for $200 on May 9 and 15. Police say she admitted to using them for gas and other merchandise.

– A person at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday reported a suspicious photo had been sent to a phone. Police learned the person lived in Perry Township and said he would follow up with township police.

– Police responded to the 700 block of East School Street for an alleged assault reported at 6:33 p.m. Tuesday. A boy said he was walking in the duck pond area when four other boys approached him and asked to use his phone. He didn’t know any of them and told them no. One of them hit him in the right eye and knocked his glasses off.

– Police were dispatched at 6:02 p.m. Tuesday to the intersection of Ellsworth and Third for a small child who fell out of a vehicle onto the road while sitting in a laundry basket. Police spoke with two people, names not provided, who said their daughter had fallen out of the vehicle but it was in the parking lot, not the road. The girl was not injured.

– A person at a business in the 2700 block of East State reported receiving a threatening phone call at 5:36 p.m. Tuesday. Officers learned the person allegedly owed the caller money, but the person felt the debt had already been paid. Police contacted the caller who said there was no threat. The caller had contacted the person to politely request payment of a small amount of cash loaned in the past.

– Police, fire department first responders and KLG Ambulance were called to Walmart at 2875 E. State St. Tuesday afternoon for a 3-year-old boy who fell out of a buggy and struck his head, resulting in a laceration to the back of his head. He was treated and taken to SRMC.

New Waterford

– Police responded to the New England Square Condominiums in reference to possible prowler at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. Police were unable to locate anything.

– Police responded to the 3200 block of Creek Road at midnight Tuesday for a welfare check for a person who reportedly threatened to kill themselves after an argument. The woman’s husband was unable to contact her because he was out of town. The woman was fine and did not exhibit any form of distress and denied there being a problem. No names were provided.

– While on patrol at 9:47 p.m. Monday in the 3200 block of Creek Road, a motorcycle registration was checked and returned with an outstanding warrant from Columbiana County for the owner, Stephen Sosack, 131 County Road, Irondale. He was located in the residence and taken into custody.

– Police arrested Katie Larabee, 3363 Pinewood Drive, at 10 p.m. Sunday for domestic violence after allegedly striking her husband and leaving a visible mark under his left eye. She was taken to jail.

– Police responded to the 47000 block of South State at 6:40 p.m. Sunday in reference to a verbal dispute between family members and learned one had threatened to kill the others. A brother had been drinking all day and when he made a threat the police were called and observed he exhibited signs of intoxication, being unstable on his feet. Police asked if the sister wanted her brother picked up by a friend or family member so they could spend time apart. She did not know anyone who could and she just wanted to put a “scare” into him. Her sister did not hear any yelling and said stated everything was OK and that they are always yelling at each other. No names were provided.